"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Probably the smartest single sentence I've read in many years, from Friedrich Hayek:

“If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.”

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Elizabeth Moss Just Stole the End of Mad Men

Which otherwise hadn't been very good this spring.  

But then...


Those Balls Are Perfect

Haven't posted for awhile, but this seemed like something to share.

By the way, I read a significant part of the Wells report on DeflateGate and... well, let's just say that my opinion of Tom Brady as a football player hasn't changed, but my opinion of him as a person has gone way down. I don't care about the cheating... deflating balls is not as bad as the obvious steroid and HGH usage that goes on in football. But the Wells report shows pretty clearly that he was perfectly willing to let the locker room guys who probably make less than $50k a year take the hit.

In other words, this is a very very very rich guy basically treating little guys as if they were expendable. Not pretty.

Reminds me a little bit of Bill and Hillary... always ready to let the little people hang.